Bathrooms: 1920s luxury

Obsessive attention to detail transformed this small space into a natural extension of the apartment and an elegant nod to 1920s style.

1920s luxury in the powder room. Photograph by Jackie Meiring.
This petite space really is a powder room: an extension of the 1920s luxury evoked throughout the entire apartment. Photograph by Jackie Meiring.


HOME What were the key decorative moves you made in this small space?

Jonathan Rutherford-Best, owner It’s very small – it really is a powder room. We wanted to evoke a sense of 1920s luxury throughout the entire apartment, and this powder room has all the hallmarks of the period. There’s a beautiful hexagonal mirror that is mounted above a delicate glass shelf and a sink and taps that feel like they’re from the 1920s. And the artwork by Derek Henderson hangs there beautifully, too.

Andrew Glenn, owner We were deeply obsessive about some of the details, and almost drove the builder to despair. The sink took me a week to find and wasn’t in stock so we had to order it. But the end result is that the powder room feels like an integral part of the apartment.

Design details

Sink From Mico Bathrooms.
Tapware From Mico Bathrooms.
Tiles Wall tiles from Heritage Tiles.
Glass shelf From Devon & Devon.
Mirror From Devon & Devon.
Artwork Photograph by Derek Henderson from Melanie Roger Gallery.

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